Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, located just a few miles west of Las Vegas, is named after the deep red 3,000-foot (914.4 meters) high sandstone cliffs that are perched above the dusty wastelands of the mighty Mojave Desert that encompasses it. The site has served as ancestral homes for the tribes of Paiute, Patayan, Anasazi, San Dieguito and Pinto since 11,000 BCE and thus features a diverse and rich network of vivid petroglyphs that can be been scattered all along its canyons, making the conservation area a popular destination for admirers of Native Indian culture and traditions. An ecosystem rich in flora and fauna, the Utah desert-parsley, the Mojave yucca, the ponderosa pine, the desert bighorn sheep and the endangered desert tortoise is some of its most notable inhabitants.
A beautiful visual water symphony choreographed to music provides an unforgettable welcome to the Bellagio Hotel Casino. The water jets span more than 1000 feet (304 meters) and can shoot up to 250 feet (76 meters) in the air while seeming to dance to choreographed lights and romantic classical music. It is a spectacular sight and one worth taking the time to view while strolling along the boulevard. As evening sets in, the lit-up fountain is a sight to behold. Be sure to bring a camera as this is one of Vegas' best attractions - and it's for free! The magic happens every 30 minutes until 8 PM, after which shows are every 15 minutes. Please note that shows may stray from this schedule due to the weather.
Are you in Paris or Las Vegas? Ride to the peak of the 46-story replica of the Eiffel Tower in the glass elevators and you'll find you're in both places at once! At the observation deck on top, you will behold a breathtaking view of the Las Vegas Strip from 540 feet (165 meters) up. The 11th-floor Eiffel Tower Restaurant is formal dining at its finest; reservations are necessary. Tickets are available at the Tower.
With a scale as high as 550 feet (167.6 meters) tall, the vivacious High Roller is one of the largest observational wheels in the world. An extravagant circular bend dominating the brimming Strip, this gigantic Ferris wheel is a spectacular engineering feat. Complete with 28 cabins, this observation wheel offers breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Valley. A spectacular adornment to the LINQ, the High Roller seems to blend in with the increasingly jubilant, iridescent and charismatic landscape of the city. Soaring as if to reach the skies, it is especially a stunning sight when lit up at night. The sweeping High Roller is an embodiment of Las Vegas' vibrant spirit.
A city famous for being full of lights, it is nice to honour to the old neon signs. The Neon Museum is located in downtown Las Vegas and though it is open all day, it is best viewed at night. See the Caesar's Palace sign in its fully-colored splendor, and catch a glimpse of the horse and rider from the old Hacienda Hotel. The museum often adds new items to this marvelous collection. Entrance is available as part of a guided tour only. Purchase tickets early for the later tours as they fill up quickly.
The Mob Museum is located in what used to be a courthouse. Built in 1933, it was one of the 14 courthouses in the nation to hold the Kefauver Committee hearings on organized crime. This makes it a perfect backdrop for The Mob Museum, an authentic view of the mob's impact on Las Vegas history. The Mob Museum presents the story from the perspective of both the organized crime syndicate and law enforcement. Visitors get to be part of the action through theater presentations and interactive environments. Visitors can shoot a simulated Tommy gun, listen to real FBI surveillance tapes, and take part in FBI weapons training. The museum can also be booked for private events.
Prepare yourself for the awe-inspiring beauty of the Grand Canyon as Pink Jeep Tours escorts you on this incredible expedition. The Canyon's magnificent, panoramic vastness awaits you. You will observe one of Mother Nature's most splendid spectacles – the Colorado River – running through this mile-deep chasm as it has for millions of years. Your unforgettable journey begins with a brief sojourn at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, and continues through the rugged Joshua Tree Forest. Then it is on to the West Rim, where the Grand Canyon's natural beauty remains nearly untouched by man. No crowds, no guardrails and stunning views as far as the eye can see. At the end of your tour but before leaving the West Rim, walk beyond the Canyon's edge at the Skywalk, located at Grand Canyon West. The glass bridge suspends more than 4000 feet (1219 meters) above the Colorado River and stretches out 70 feet (21.337 meters) from the edge.
If you have an eye for photography, the Peter Lik Gallery in Las Vegas the place to go. Peter Lik's vision and his passion for photography make him one of the best photographers in the world. His amazing snapshots lay at your behest at the Peter Lik Gallery, located within the shops at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Peter Lik's photography takes you through the bounties of nature with splendid views of vast landscapes and lovely terrains which will leave you feeling a lot closer to nature. From capturing modest moments for postcards to opening his personal art gallery, Peter has achieved a lot for himself and the world of art, which is apparent in his photographs. Peter Lik Gallery is a must visit for all art and nature lovers.
Home to UNLV's University Theatre, Black Box Theatre is part of the Performing Arts Center. As it's name indicates, Black Box Theatre is a flexible venue that can shape-shift to fit many different varieties of performances. The theater holds up to 175 non-fixed seats that can be arranged depending on the need for the space at the time. The space is utilized for the University's graduate, undergraduate and experimental student performances. A calendar of events can be found at the website. The hours listed are those of the box office. - Amy Tjaden
Enjoy a session of de-stressing at Axe Monkeys, an axe throwing facility. You can either opt for the one or two-hour sessions priced at different rates. Visitors usually come in groups as this is an amazing group activity where you can enjoy with friends and family. The facility is spacious with 23 throwing lanes where you will see colorful handle axes flying around.